Up to this point, we’ve spent some time getting to know Illustrator’s user interface. Now it’s time to begin putting those tools into action and start creating a UI yourself. This chapter takes a look at the basic features that Illustrator provides for the building blocks of UI design:
• Using guides and alignment tools
• Creating page grids
• Achieving pixel precision
• Beginning a layout
• Setting type
You’ll learn these features in the context of creating a screen for a mock web application for die-cast car collectors. The mockup has several elements: a sidebar that contains the app name, a search ...